Peter Jaworski, “How Much is that Kidney in the Window?”

Peter Jaworski, Georgetown University
“How Much is that Kidney in the Window?”
October 2, 2014. 2:00pm-3:30.

Most people think that there are moral limits to markets. At least one objection to commodification — call it symbolic — holds that buying and selling certain goods and services, like kidneys or sex, is wrong because of what market exchange communicates, or because it violates the meaning of certain goods, services, and relationships. But Peter thinks that this objection to markets fails. He thinks just about all moral objections to markets fail, and he’ll present some of his reasons for thinking so.



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